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1. (WO2017173149) APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR VERTICAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/173149    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/025151
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C25C 3/08
C25C 3/10
C04B 35/58
C04B 35/64
C25B 9/06
Applicants: ALCOA USA CORP.
Inventors: MOSSER, Benjamin, D.
SWORTS, Lance, M.
Title: APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR VERTICAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS
Abstract:
In one embodiment, the disclosed subject matter relates to an electrolytic cell that has: a cell reservoir; a cathode support retained on a bottom of the cell reservoir, wherein the cathode support contacts at least one of: a metal pad and a molten electrolyte bath within the cell reservoir, wherein the cathode support includes: a body having a support bottom, which is configured to be in communication with the bottom of the electrolysis cell; and a support top, opposite the support bottom, having a cathode attachment area configured to retain a at least one cathode plate therein.